Fun, games, cash Brown boots up Brumbies at Holy Cross
The Holy Cross School had a fundraiser for a grounds project on 3 February. Parents and their children as well as visitors were welcomed to the event by Marion Baseon and Jenny Mc Connachie who also handled the registration for the fun-run and walk.
Makana Traffic officers donated official time to help prevent accidents on Highlands Road. The race began with a 5km fun run that was flagged off by Jock Mc Connachie. Legend Abrahams of Grade 3 was the eventual winner.
After the race, the yard came alight with a jumping castle, a water slide, swings, as well as a Tombola stall. Plenty of books, clothes and all sorts of food and drink were also on sale as part of the fundraiser.
Pupils from the Diocesan School for Girls helped out with a stall and a face-painting table while Salem Crossroads was also represented, with quite a variety of plants for sale.
“I am very happy to be part of this event,” said parent Thembinkosi Antoni. “The function is so good, our kids are so happy. Our children are in [a] good environment. Not like in the township where we [live] in an unhealthy environment.” He said he hoped the school would do the fun event again, and praised the Principal for speaking isiXhosa. “It’s very easy to com- municate with her [because] she can speak Xhosa,” he said. “You don’t need to speak English all the time.” The Brumbies rugby team took on Rhodes University on 3 February here in Grahamstown. On this display, they don’t have lots of ground to cover.
The game kicked off in extreme humidity, with Brumbies fielding an improved side from the one that lost heavily to the University of Fort Hare. With a try by Joe Mqubuli and a penalty kick from the boot of Duane Brown, they were up 8-0 at half time and Rhodes could do nothing about it.
In the second half, a huffy puffy Rhodes side only man- aged five fives points, while Brumbies’ Shanton Witbooi ran out a second try and Brown backed him with a wonderfully taken conversion kick. Final score: 15-5 Brumbies. In another game, the Brumbies 1st Reserves were beaten 29-7 by Old Collegians.
Grade 3 pupil Legend Abrahams, won the fun race.